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Goochland County, located along the north banks of the James River and on the western edge of Henrico County, is arguably the most picturesque and pastoral of all of the Central Virginia region. Bisected by Interstate 64 and Broad Street Road, Goochland largely forms the bridge from Richmond’s densely populated West End to the eastern stretches of Charlottesville.
Goochand County, especially the eastern half, is home to some of Richmond’s most sought after residential development. Estates and horse farms highlight the region’s residential stock of housing and contribute to the pastoral and bucolic imagery when most Richmonder’s think of Goochland.
Route 288, which runs along the border between Goochland and Henrico and connects points south of the James to those north, has brought considerable development pressure to the corridor. Access to public utilities along the Broad Street corridor and the Tuckahoe Creek Parkway has allowed for some denser residential development models to be employed and departs from the larger lot model prevalent in the remainder of the county.
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Despite its far west location, Goochland enjoys incredibly strategic access to almost all of the Richmond region. Route 288 connects Goochland to both Chesterfield and Powhatan. Interstate 64 connects Goochland to Downtown and I295 connects Goochland to Hanover County and points to the north and east. Short Pump, Richmond’s home to the majority of the upscale retail is easily accessed and two of the region’s largest suburban office parks, Innsbrook and West Creek, are within 20 minutes from most of the county.
Another benefit of living is Goochland, especially if golf is a favorite pastime, is the multitude of high-end golf courses. Kinloch Golf Club, Hermitage Country Club and Richmond Country Club are all located a stones throw from Route 288. Several other excellent public courses are also located nearby.